Dental offices harbor sensitive patient data or Protected Health information (PHI). State and federal regulations were designed to protect patient data – to keep it confidential as well as secure. Failure to do so can lead to unauthorized access, which can trigger government investigations and exposure to corrective action plans, fines and penalties as well as disciplinary actions and civil complaints.
Identify and weigh potential privacy risks.
Recognize HIPAA compliance hot spots and pitfalls.
Analyze the level of HIPAA compliance at the practice.